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5 of the Best Plants for Aeroponic Vegetable Gardens

Hydroponic gardening gets all the fanfare these days, but we shouldn’t overlook the exciting world of aeroponic gardening. As the name suggests, aeroponic gardening is a method of growing plants and vegetables in the air without the use of soil. In fact, NASA has been using and studying aeroponic growing methods for years.

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Sunflower Companion Plants for a Vegetable Garden

Is there any flower more lovely than the sunflower? Famous post-impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh painted a series of sunflower canvases. It appears on the state flag of Kansas. There’s even a National Sunflower Association, which shouldn’t be a surprise given the agricultural importance of these flowers.

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10 Drought-Resistant Vegetables for a Water Conscious Garden

We all know that vegetables need water to grow, but what happens when watering your garden gets complicated. You might live in a dry climate where droughts are common. Or maybe you use well water and need to be careful about using a sprinkler or irrigation system on a regular basis. Whatever your reason, choosing drought-resistant vegetables is a great strategy when planting a water-conscious garden.

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Attack of the Mutant Vegetables: The 6 Weirdest Vegetable Mutations

The first time I saw the mutant vegetables, I was scared. It was like a horror scene out of “The Walking Dead” or something. But then it hit me: Those were my carrots! That’s my corn! Oh my gosh, why is my tomato being so naughty? My mind raced with thoughts of how to solve […]

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How to Cut Broccoli off the Plant and Keep it Growing

Let me tell you about the first time I grew broccoli. I planted three in a row. They were one of the first to grow in my garden that year, and I was proud. As they started to go from small heads to the kind you see in the grocery store, I realized I didn’t know how to cut broccoli off the plant. And honestly, I was confused why anyone would grow such a big plant for one head of broccoli.

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Vegetable Gardening

The Best Heirloom Vegetable Plants to Grow

Mention heirloom vegetable plants and immediately we think of rich tomatoes, sweet corn, or bright purple carrots. The other thing that comes to mind is a garden full of vegetables that get ruined by disease or eaten by bugs or that fail to thrive because they have such specific growing needs.

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The Easiest Vegetables to Grow in New England

I live in New England, and I love having four distinct seasons, even if winter is a bit longer than I’d like. If you’re reading this based on the title, you are likely in New England too (howdy neighbor!)  so you know that New England also has a long history of farming, and you probably live on a plot that was once farmland. Bartlett Farm, one of the oldest farms in New England, is in Massachusetts and began growing vegetables in 1659 (or possibly 1639, depending on your source).

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Vegetable Gardening

10 Winter & Fall Cover Crops You Can Plant Now

I’m writing this in early fall in the northeastern part of the United States, where fall weather is well underway. The last of my summer tomatoes are ready for harvest, and the Delicata squash is in. And though there are still quite a few cooler weather vegetables in the garden, the season is definitely winding […]

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12 Best Vegetable Gardening Instagram Accounts For Tips, Photos, and Ideas

Staying up to date on vegetable garden trends and coming up with new garden design ideas can be exhausting if you don’t know where to turn. Following gardening Instagram influencers can be a great resource for new growing methods and photo tutorials. It’s also really helpful to see real-life examples of people using different garden tools or growing techniques.

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How to Stop Vegetable Diseases from Invading Your Garden

Vegetable gardening can bring a roller coaster of emotions. Watching your plants grow from seed or seedlings can be thrilling, especially when it comes time to harvest your crops. Not to mention the cost savings and peace of mind that comes from growing your own vegetables, herbs, and fruits. But vegetable gardening can be devastating, too. It’s heartbreaking to see your hard work and long hours go down the drain because of various garden diseases.